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. https://www.itgovernance.co.uk/blog/58-increase-in-companies-affected-by-bec-attacks
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58% INCREASE IN COMPANIES AFFECTED BY BEC ATTACKS
Data from Lloyds Bank has revealed a 58% increase in BEC (business email compromise) attacks in the year to date. It is important to note that the “true scale of the problem is likely to be much larger” as this is only reported fraud. Key findings. The average loss to a commercial customer is £27,000. One in five victims has had to make redundancies because of the financial impact. Employees in law firms have been identified as the most inclined to fall victim (19%), closely followed by those in HR and IT (both 17%), and finance (16%). 53% of those surveyed said that they had experienced scammers impersonating their boss. 52% said that had experienced scammers posing as suppliers. 37% of employees admitted that they didn’t know what to look out for in a fraudulent email or didn’t have any security measures in place. Only 20% of victims said that they think twice when receiving requests at work. READ MORE